Sunday, July 7, 2013

Darlington Civil War Memorial Statue-Then and Now

I found this book at Carnegie Library in East Liverpool.  Dusty, large and locked away for safe keeping, I flipped through the pages and found several pictures of the area by a man named Ira Mansfield.  He talked of many things that were common knowledge to them in 1914. 
One of  the things that caught  my eye was this picture of a Civil War Memorial in Darlington, PA.  I have been there a few times, but never noticed this.

  Once I did this to the photograph, I realized where I was.  It still sits in the same place today. It was erected in 1887 by the Dan. Leasure Post No. 402 GAR on September 1, 1887.  This picture was taken around 1913 or 14. 
This picture I took on Friday, July 5, 2013.

A lot has changed in the hundred or so years that this statue has stood guard over Darlington! It is definitely worth a moment of your time to go out and have a look around in this beautiful  Pennsylvania town!

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